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Harold Creed Raper

June 24, 1934 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 86)


Harold Creed Raper, age 86, of Englewood, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021 at his residence.

A native of the Gudger Community near Madisonville and longtime resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late John Ruel and Nannie Imogene Thomas Raper. He was preceded in death by a sister Maxine Brown and brother John Thomas Raper.

Harold was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and retired from Thomas & Betts as a supervisor.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Rose Peridore Raper;

Daughter Ginger Goforth and husband Vic of Athens;

Sons Robert Raper and wife Vickie of Fair Play S.C., John Raper and wife Brenda of Greenback, Richard Raper and wife Stephanie of Englewood, and Greg Raper and wife Denise of Bellmont, CA;

Grandchildren Dustin Raper and wife Kylene, Alicia Arango, Jennifer Cohenour and husband Michael, Nathan Raper and wife Megan, Dakota Raper, Gregory Allen Raper Jr. and Caden Goforth:

Great Grandchildren Colton, Emmarie and Axton;

Sister Sandra Deal and husband Danny of Athens;

Brother Bill Raper and wife Judy of Madisonville.

Private graveside services will be at 1 PM Thursday, February 4 at McMinn Memory Gardens with Pastor Matthew Herrell and Pastor Scott Cardin officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dustin Raper, Nathan Raper, Dakota Raper, Andy Raper, Joel Raper and Vic Goforth.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Harold Creed Raper.


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February 4, 2021

1:00 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 561
Athens, TN 37303

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